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assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. they came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are readily available in post-revolutionary libya, and they escalated into a much more violent episode. >> nbc is live for us in benghazi, libya. let's talk about the u.s. officials who are on the ground now. how many of the suspects are in custody and are there any leads on other suspects? >> alex, we had the chance yesterday to speak to libya's president, head of the general national council here. he told us he did agree with ambassador rice on one point. he believes this was a sinister, preplanned attack. this was the hallmark of foreign militants who had come into libya to exploit the security vacuum here and planned a very specific attack against the united
, white house press secretary for jay carney for the first time called the benghazi attack a terrorist attack. secretary of state hillary clinton, i want to play sound from her today, what she had to say about the after-action report on benghazi and libya. let's play that and talk about it. >> i am launching an accountability review board that will be chaired by ambassador thomas pickering. >> just by way of context, thomas pickering, a former u.n. ambassador, former russia ambassador as well. jonathan, this in some ways is what's next here in libya, turned into a political football last week. there's clearly foreign policy implications in how we manage ourselves in this tumultuous time going on here. >> in these tumultuous times in these countries where in the arab spring they rose up and revolted. clearly it's been determined by the obama administration, very important to get to the bottom of what really happened in benghazi. as we know, three americans were killed including ambassador christopher stevens at the consulate in benghazi. so there are a lot of questions that have to be a
. chris went to benghazi in the early days of the libyan revolution, arriving on a cargo ship. as america's representative, he helped the libyan people as they coped with violent conflict, cared for the wounded, and crafted a vision for the future in which the rights of all libyans would be respected. and after the revolution, he supported the birth of a new democracy, as libyans held elections, and built new institutions, and began to move forward after decades of dictatorship. chris stevens loved his work. he took pride in the country he served, and he saw dignity in the people that he met. and two weeks ago, he traveled to benghazi to review plans to establish a new cultural center and modernize a hospital. that's when america's compound came under attack. along with three of his colleagues, chris was killed in the city that he helped to save. he was 52 years old. i tell you this story because chris stevens embodied the best of america. like his fellow foreign service officers, he built bridges across oceans and cultures, and was deeply invested in the international cooperation that th
the attack in benghazi. was it sparked by the protests or was it preplanned? >> the point is you can make assumptions. we do not yet have indication that it was preplanned or premeditated. >> and yet on the same day at a senate hearing, a member of the obama administration, the director of the national counterterrorism center gave the most detailed picture of this we've heard yet. seems to contradict what jay carney said. >> they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy. what we don't have at this point is specific intelligence that there was a significant advanced planning or coordination for this attack. >> senators including susan collins were not satisfied with that answer and that version of events. >> i have come to the opposite conclusion and agree with the president of libya that this was a premeditated, planned attack. i just don't think that people come to protest equipped with heavy weapons. >> what we may be seeing is an attempt between opportunistic aspirational attack that maybe that's what intelligence officials believed, al qaeda in north africa was t
east as yemeni protesters storm the embassy after the killing this benghazi. >> and to qe or not to qe. the central bank looks to provide a fresh boost to the u.s. economy. >>> and asian central banks holding pat ahead of that fed decision. a very good morning to you. news that yemeni protesters have stormed the complex of the u.s. embassy in the yemeni capital today. break test tors torched a number of dip low malt tick vehicles and security forces used water cannon and warning shots in a bid to drive them out. but protesters storming u.s. embassy compound in the yemeni capital. we'll keep up to speed with reaction to that. >> futures are pointed lower. but we are potentially going to see a marginally higher open. have to take fair value into account. nasdaq pointed lower by about five points. s&p 500 just barely in positive territory as of now. we'll see how they react as we get closer to the start of the u.s. trading session. of course all eyes on the federal reserve today. cnbc ftse global 300 just barely negative this morning. european markets, all major bourses pretty much in the
into the killings at the u.s. embassy in benghazi, there are reports that four people have been arrested. the libyan prime minister has said, expect more arrests. george? >> we'll keep an eye on it. thanks very much. >>> we're going to turn to the big economic news here at home. that could affect your money. ben bernanke announcing dramatic new moves to pump up the economy. bianna golodryga with more on that. start out by explaining what the fed is doing. >> reporter: the fed announced an aggressive program to buy back about $40 billion of mortgage-backed securities every single month. what does that mean? you saw huge response in the stock market. your 401(k) is going to bounce up from that. you'll feel like you have more money in your pocket and you'll spend more money. businesses will do the same. interest rates remain low, near zero, through 2015. that will inspire people to go out and buy homes. anything to retrigger the economy for both. >> and investing, as well. when i spoke to mitt romney, he's been critical of ben bernanke. he won't reappoint him if he is elected president. he says this wo
, militant terrorists and they are the ones who attacked the cult in benghazi and they have been doing their deed for the last 10, 15 years since afghanistan, iraq and now around the world. so you got that movement going. you got mainstream islamic groups like muslim brotherhood groups in egypt and other places who are competing for a new place in the political arena that's evolving in these countries that's democraticizing and old pent up grievances against the united states and other western countries. you have three or four things coming together where they are evolving political conditions and people are competing to get public opinions, so these things come together and that's how we should best understand this. >> is this a subset of the arab world or a broad base thing? >> what's interesting you have these demonstrations all over the islamic world, indonesia, nigeria, bangladesh. the movie triggers anger and rage for muslims across the islamic world. in the arab world you have a set of political grievances against the u.s. and europe and other places and these are coming into pl
of a spontaneous protest as officials in the u.s. are saying. benghazi is where the four americans were killed. >> reporter: there are important divisions between the united states and libya on the investigation of what exactly happened at the consulate and the safe house that night. the u.n. ambassador susan rice said it appears that the attacks were not premeditated. but that's not what we're hearing here. the president of the libyan national council said not only does it look like they were premeditated, but it may have taken months in the planning. what i can tell you is we saw plenty of evidence of heavy weapons at this safe house. mortars and other kinds of weapons that take a level of expertise to deploy that accurately. we've also seen new cell phone footage of what appears to be libyans removing the body of ambassador christopher stevens from the consulate that night. they don't seem to know who he is. they identify him as a foreigner. they believe that he is alive at the time. they're shouting out whether anybody knows first aid. and the young man who showed us that video says that a
. some sort of international incident to thinks that might come out about benghazi, et cetera. i mean, six weeks is a very long time. we have 39 days to go. >> it's fascinating how much pressure seems to be on mitt romney including put by himself and his own camp on these debates. we haven't necessarily seen him perform well under pressure, when you go back to the press conference in the wake of the attacks you referenced. >> he had remember 20 debates during the primary season and the president of course as the incumbent had none. so debating is a more recently honed skill for mitt romney and he did do well in some of those debates. a lot of the later debates in particular. so it's fresh in his mind. it's a good nor matt for him. and he's getting a lot of rehearsal. and the obama side saying all the terrible things that the president could do for example fall getting on the stage or falling off the stage, he's not kennedy, he's not clinton, he's not reagan. >> we had a view expressed this way that it there are no real swing votes and it will come down to who with can mobilize t own v
aing toed the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. u.s. officials say lost amid the tragedy and dramatic headlines was the fact that most were not massive protests but crowds numbering in the hundreds, sometimes in the thousands. >> the mobs we've seen on the outside of these embassies are small minority. they're the ones who have largely lost in these emerging democratic processes. >> reporter: susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said the attacks on u.s. targets began as spontaneous protests, rejecting earlier claims they were part of a plot to coincide with last week's anniversary of 9/11. the anti-american protests have fast become the obama administration's most pressing foreign policy crisis. but the white house faces other urgent challenges in the region. on sunday, four u.s. soldiers were killed in afghanistan. the latest in a breakout of insider attacks, where afghan forces target nato troops. and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu continued to ratchet pressure on washington to set a red line for iran. claiming iran is months away from being able to build a nuclear
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